Havana with DJ, Cami Layé Okún
Havana with DJ, Cami Layé OkúnCami Layé Okún
Cami Layé Okún is a Cuban DJ/selector inspired by the worldwide cultural diversity of rhythms. She collects vinyl records from all over the world as a way of sharing stories through music. Her sound spans from the tropical to the tribal; think African and Caribbean rhythms mixed with a Latin soul and sensibility. She brings together many of the lost sounds of the diaspora to move dance floors across the world. Currently living in Havana, she curates vinyl-focused events and feeds off the raw energy of the island to inform her music.
Cami also played a stellar set at Trippin’s first international event in Mexico City - check out the recap here and scroll down for her guide to the city.
In this Guide
“I highly recommend a visit to the other side of the bay of Havana, the way to get there is by the “Lanchitas de Regla” (small boats). Known for being a town with a strong cultural tradition, especially with regard to Afro-Cuban religiosity and spirituality, it’s also a place known for its musicians.”More Info
“The University of the Arts, built in 1976, is undoubtedly one of the city's architectural emblems. Twenty minutes from the centre of Havana, the ISA is a campus full of vegetation with domes and tunnels that from an aerial view, suggest breasts, fallopian tubes and vaginas. Despite having five buildings, you can only access the ‘artes circenses’ building that is currently abandoned. Ideal place to meditate, read or picnic with friends.”More Info
“Exquisite live jazz club. Located in a basement of 23rd Avenue in the heart of the Vedado neighbourhood. A space where you can really get a feel for the musical talent found in the city.”More Info
“The spot for fresh, natural juices. Ideal place to stop and cool down from the sun. It’s one of the few places I know where you can find a variety of juices without sugar, made in the moment with fresh fruits and vegetables. Only accepts national currency.”More Info
“One of the best views of the city and sea. Admission is free for everyone, no matter if you are not staying at the hotel. Highly recommended spot for the sunset.”More Info
“The greenest area in the city, where the smell of the earth is penetrating. With lush vegetation and trees brought from Africa, it is a space full of spirituality where many works of Afro-Cuban santeria are practised.”More Info
“This is a natural park where the facilities and nature merge in an enveloping way. Ideal to arrive by bicycle and enjoy the musical activities that are offered, mainly for children on weekends.”More Info